All High Speed articles – Page 3

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    EU co-financing for Galician high speed line


    SPAIN: The European Commission is to provide a €226m grant to support the €2·1bn cost for constructing 48·5 km of the 83·3 km Lubián – Taboadela section of the high speed line running north west from Olmedo to Zamora and Ourense. The route traverses a remote ...

  • The National Audit Office has published the High Speed Two: A Progress Update report
    Rail Business UK

    National Audit Office makes HS2 recommendations


    UK: The High Speed 2 programme is over budget and behind schedule because the Department for Transport, HS2 Ltd and government underestimated the complexity and risks, according to the National Audit Office’s High Speed Two: A Progress Update report published on January 24. NAO said ...

  • The special Bordeaux - Rennes TGV travelled via the ‘virgule’ at Sablé-sur-Sarthe.

    ‘Father Christmas’ helps fund Bordeaux – Toulouse high speed line


    SNCF Réseau has estimated that TGVs could link Toulouse with Paris in just over 3 h using the Tours - Bordeaux high speed line which opened in July 2017. FRANCE: Construction of the 222 km high speed line from Bordeaux to Toulouse may start in two ...

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    Joint venture to provide maintenance services for 71 Chinese high speed trains


    CHINA: China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 2·45bn yuan contract to provide maintenance services for 71 CRH1A-A, CRH1A, CRH1B, CRH1E and CRH380D high speed trainsets totalling 656 cars. The work will be completed by the end of 2020. ...

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    Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway Co IPO raises 30·7bn yuan


    CHINA: Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway Co Ltd made its debut on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on January 16, following one of the biggest mainland Chinese IPOs of the past decade. The sale of 6·29 billion shares, about 12·8% of the total, at 4·88 yuan per share, raised ...

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    Barcelona – Valencia trains accelerated as Vandellòs cut-off opens


    SPAIN: Commercial services began using a 46·5 km cut-off between Camp de Tarragona and Vandellòs on January 13, when ADIF completed a further section of upgrading on the Barcelona – Valencia Mediterranean Corridor.

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    Haramain signalling maintenance contract awarded


    SAUDI ARABIA: Xrail Group has been awarded a seven-year contract to undertake corrective and preventive maintenance of the ETCS Level 2 signalling and technical buildings on the Haramain High Speed Rail line, acting as subcontractor to Siemens Mobility. Xrail will provide 24/7 support from six maintenance ...

  • Evidence that high speed rail competes effectively against air came was presented to Terrapinn’s World Rail festival in Amsterdam by Serafino Lo Piano, Head of Sales, Long-Distance Rail, at Trenitalia.

    High speed rail wins market share


    ITALY: Evidence that high speed rail competes effectively against air was presented to Terrapinn’s World Rail Festival in Amsterdam by Serafino Lo Piano, Head of Sales, Long-Distance Rail, at Trenitalia. Since the launch of the Frecciarossa brand 10 years ago, he said, rail’s share of the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    ORR publishes final determination of High Speed 1 costs


    UK: The Office of Rail Road has published its periodic review of Channel Tunnel Rail Link concessionaire HS1 Ltd’s charges and maintenance plans for the five years starting on April 1 2020. HS1 Ltd has a 30-year concession to manage the 108 km high ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Stakeholders respond to Lord Berkeley’s High Speed 2 dissenting report


    UK: Lord Tony Berkeley published a dissenting report into the High Speed 2 project on January 5, calling it ‘the wrong and expensive solution’ to providing better north–south inter-city services and improving services in the Midlands and North of England. He was Deputy Chair of the ...

  • Bombardier Sifang Transportation CR400AF under construction

    Joint venture awarded Chinese high speed train contract


    CHINA: The Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture has been awarded a 2·97bn yuan contract to supply China State Railway Group with a further 10 16-car CR400AF 350 km/h trainsets by mid-2020. The contract announced on January 1 is the third order for the CR400AF to ...

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    Beijing – Zhangjiakou PDL inaugurated with national timetable change


    CHINA: The 174 km Passenger-Dedicated Line running northwest from Beijing to Zhangjiakou was opened for revenue service on December 30, along with the 53 km branch from Xiahuayuan Bei to Taizicheng which has been built to serve the Chongli Olympic Village and venues for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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    Openings expand Chinese high speed rail network


    CHINA: The 313 km Xuzhou – Yancheng Passenger-Dedicated Line opened on December 16. It has nine stations and is designed for 250 km/h operation, reducing the fastest journey times from 3 h 51 min on the conventional line to 1 h 31 min on the PDL. ...

  • Chengdu to Guiyang PDL

    Yibin – Guiyang Passenger-Dedicated Line opens


    CHINA: The 372 km Yibin – Guiyang Passenger-Dedicated Line opened on December 16. It has 11 stations and is designed for 250 km/h operation. This completes the 648 km Chengdu – Guiyang line, following the opening of the initial Chengdu – Leshan ...

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    Tenders called to rebuild San Sebastián station


    SPAIN: Tenders were issued on December 12 for reconstruction of the main line station in San Sebastián as part of the ‘Basque Y’ high speed programme. The result will be the partial integration of the existing station with the adjacent, underground, bus station, and the incorporation in the finished ...

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    Hitachi Rail STS wins LGV Sud-Est interlocking contract


    FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau has selected Hitachi Rail STS to supply new interlockings for the modernisation of LGV Sud-Est between Paris and Lyon.

  • RENFE has unveiled the Avlo branding for its future low-cost high speed train service.

    RENFE to launch Avlo low-cost high speed rail for everyone


    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has unveiled the Avlo branding for its future low-cost high speed train service. Avlo is to be launched on the Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona corridor on April 6 2020, with tickets to go on sale in January. It would then be ...

  • Haramain High Speed Railway

    Haramain launches Jeddah airport service at 300 km/h


    SAUDI ARABIA: High speed services to and from Jeddah airport were launched on December 11. The six-track station serving Terminal 1 at King Abdulaziz International Airport is linked to the 450 km Haramain High Speed Railway between Makkah and Madinah by a 6·6 km branch. This ...

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    Book review

    Le Monde a Grande Vitesse


    Launched at the headquarters of the International Union of Railways in Paris, this book on high speed railways by Marie-Pascale Rauzier and François Schuiten has been prepared by Casablanca-based publisher Langages du Sud. In 232 pages it describes 21 high speed rail routes, starting with Tokyo ...

  • Wuhan – Shiyan high speed line

    Wuhan – Shiyan high speed line opens


    CHINA: The 399 km Passenger-Dedicated Line between Wuhan and Shiyan was opened for revenue services on November 29, as the first stage of a direct high speed route linking Wuhan with Xi’an. The city of Shiyan is a major automotive manufacturing centre in the northwest of ...